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does anybody know of other bands than metallica, megadeth, slayer, testament??  how about :





disarmonia mundi

in flames

dazzle vision (kind of out of place but their awesome)

dir en grey

mors principium est

scar symmetry

arch enemy

the agonist

meshugah (i hate them but i have to add them lol)

to name a VERY few better bands out there, much more than this

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As far as metal production goes, I dont think that anything can top Tool. AEnima and Lateralus both sound absolutely stunning on great systems. It also has the benefit of being not quite as heavy as alot of the other stuff that we listen to. So even if people haven't heard it before, they won't be put off by it as quickly at least.

For more extreme metal, I still think the last two Origin albums, Antithesis and Entity have pretty solid prodcution and great DR scores specially considering its Tech Death, with a DR of 8 for both.
post #14268 of 26045
Originally Posted by FLAC Man View Post

does anybody know of other bands than metallica, megadeth, slayer, testament??  how about... 

to name a VERY few better bands out there, much more than this


We were replying to this:



Originally Posted by markheadphonium View Post

I'm setting up demo music on my laptop for the next meet. I am mainly a classical guy and know very little about other genres. I would be interested in knowing what THE essential metal album is. Note that I am saying I want to "demo" my headphones but that doesn't mean I want a "well-recorded" album that's crap music---I want good music above all. It would also help if it were well-known music so I maximize my chances of someone stopping by and being familiar with the album.


Not this:


Are there any better bands than the big four? If so, please list every random obscure band you can think of, or maybe just go ahead measure your dick.

"does anybody know of other bands than metallica, megadeth, slayer, testament??" Seriously? On a metal thread? That's just asking for a virtual kick in the nuts.

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I love how I click this thread and just go to the top of the last page, and it is already full-on metal elitism. It's like Metal Sucks. I feel so at home! Seriously, though, Soilwork at the top of your "I know metal better than everyone" list?


As far as production goes, I think Stephen Wilson's job on Opeth's Damnation and Deliverance is some of the best work that has been done, plus he's doing their next album in 24/96. I'm so goddam stoked. Heritage was meh, but I'm sure this will still have great stuff on it, although it won't really be metal...

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Originally Posted by markm1 View Post

Mark, it's kind of hard to know where to start because there are a schiit ton of genres within in metal and 40 plus year of music.


I've been listening to metal and hard rock since the late 70's!


I'm no music critic and this is just my taste, but I believe here are some fantastic metal and hard rock across a few genres albums in in no particular order:


CM (classic metal/hard rock), alt (alternative, stoner, etc). DM (death metal) BM (black metal)


AC/DC-Highway to Hell and High Voltage CM

Iron Maiden-The Number of the Beast, Piece of Mind or Power slave CM

Judas Priest-any of the following: Stained Glass, Sad Wings of Destiny, British Steel, Screaming for Vengeance, Defenders of the Faith CM

Metallica-Ride the Lightning and Master of Puppets CM

Slayer as stated CM

Motorhead-start with Ace of Spades CM

Tool-Lateralus or Enima Alt

Kyus-Blues for the Red Sun or Sky  Valley alt

Isis-Oceanic or Panoptican-Alt/post metal

Neurosis-anything! I like Through Silver and Blood alt/post-But I like all their stuff...

Monster Magnet-Power Trip, Dopes to Infinity alt/classic sounding hard rock

Soundgarden-Bad Motor Finger alt

Dark Tranquility-Character or Damage Done DM

Opeth-Blackwater Park or Ghost Reveries DM/Prog

Enslaved-Frost, Ritiir, Vertebrae, Run or isa BM/prog

At the Gates-Slaughter of the Soul DM

Immortal-At the Heart of Winter BM

Emperor-Anthem at the Welken at Dusk BM

Behemoth-Demigod DM

Gorgoroth-Under Sign of Hell, Ad Marjorem Sathanas Glorium BM

Marduk-Wormwood, Plague Angel, Rom: 512


This list has about a million holes....what I thought of off the top of my head



This is the 7th post of the thread.:D       Did you read the whole thread? All 14,000 posts, it's all there.



Traditional Heavy:
Judas Priest - Painkiller
Judas Priest - Sad Wings of Destiny
Judas Priest - Screaming For Vengeance
Iron Maiden - The Number of the Beast
Savatage - Streets: A Rock Opera
Mercyful Fate - Don't Break the Oath
Motörhead - Ace of Spades
Diamond Head - Lightning to the Nations
The Lord Weird Slough Feg - Traveller

Metal Church - Metal Church
Coroner - No More Color
Dark Angel - Darkness Descends
Metallica - Ride the Lightning
Megadeth - Peace Sells... but who's buying
Megadeth - Rust in Peace
Slayer - South of Heaven (I hated Reign in Blood)
Overkill - The Years of Decay
Anthrax - Among the Living
Sodom - Agent Orange
Testament - The New Order
Exodus - Bonded by Blood
Kreator - Extreme Aggression
Nevermore - Dark Heart in a Dead World
Nevermore - This Godless Endeavor
Watchtower - Control and Resistance
Vio-Lence - Eternal Nightmare

Death - Human
Death - Symbolic
Death - The Sound of Perseverance
Morbid Angel - Altars of Madness
Morbid Angel - Blessed Are the Sick
Dismember - Like an Ever Flowing Stream
Atheist - Unquestionable Presence
Cynic - Focus
Entombed - Clandestine
Immolation - Close to a World Below
Carcass - Necroticism - Descanting the Insalubrious
Gorguts - Obscura
Gojira - From Mars to Sirius
Obituary - Cause of Death
Suffocation - Pierced From Within
Dismember - Like an Ever Flowing Stream
Sadist - Above the Light
Gorod - Leading Vision
Gorod - Neurotripsicks
Quo Vadis - Day Into Night
Edge of Sanity - Crimson
Benighted - Identisick
Cryptopsy - None So Vile
Anata - The Conductor's Departure
The Chasm - Deathcult For Eternity: The Triumph
Akercocke - Words That Go Unspoken, Deeds That Go Undone
Demilich - Nespithe
At the Gates - The Red in the Sky Is Ours
Plus lots more which I probably left out

Melodic Death Metal:
Insomnium - Above the Weeping World
Dark Tranquillity - The Gallery
Amon Amarth - With Oden on Our Side
In Flames - The Jester Race
Mercenary - 11 Dreams
Scar Symmetry - Pitch Black Progress
At The Gates - Slaughter of the Soul

Black Metal:
Emperor - Anthems to the Welkin at Dusk
Emperor - In the Nightside Eclipse
Dissection - Storm of the Light's Bane
Burzum - Hvis lyset tar oss
Immortal - At the Heart of Winter
Immortal - Sons of Northern Darkness
Moonsorrow - Verisäkeet
Darkthrone - Under a Funeral Moon
Bathory - Blood Fire Death
Si Monumentum Requires, Circumspice
Deathspell Omega - Si Monumentum Requires, Circumspice
Diabolical Masquerade - Death's Design
Summoning - Dol Guldur
In the Woods... - HEart of the Ages
Enslaved - Below the Lights
Enslaved - Isa
Taake - Hordaland Doedskvad
Peste Noire - La Sanie des siècles - Panégyrique de la dégénérescence
Sigh - Hail Horror Hail
Sigh - Imaginary Sonicscape
Negură Bunget - OM
Primordial - The Gathering Wilderness
Arcturus - La masquerade infernale

Progressive Metal:
Opeth - Blackwater Park
Opeth - Still Life
Opeth - My Arms, Your Hearse
Arcturus - The Sham Mirrors
Queensrÿche - Operation: Mindcrime
Tiamat - Wildhoney
Pain of Salvation - Remedy Lane
Disillusion - Back to Times of Splendor
Green Carnation - Light of Day, Day of Darkness
Evergrey - In Search of Truth
Crimson Glory - Transcendence
Symphony X - The Divine Wings of Tragedy
Symphony X - V: The New Mythology Suite
Symphony X - The Odyssey
Subterranean Masquerade - Suspended Animation Dreams
Solefald - In Harmonia Universali
maudlin of the Well - Leaving Your Body Map
maudlin of the Well - Bath
Orphaned Land - Mabool: The Story of the Three Sons of Seven
Persefone - Core

And yes, I don't consider a single Dream Theater album to be essential

Power Metal:
Helloween: Keeper of the Seven Keys Part I
Helloween: Keeper of the Seven Keys Part II
Kamelot: The Black Halo
Kamelot: Karma
Blind Guardian: Imaginations From the Other Side
Blind Guardian: Nightfall in Middle-Earth
Lost Horizon: A Flame to the Ground Beneath
Gamma Ray: Land of the Free
Iced Earth: Something Wicked This Way Comes
Defying the Rules
Hibria: Defying the Rules
Edguy: Mandrake
Virgin Steele: Invictus
Rhapsody: Legendary Tales

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Why is everyone suddenly listing random bands here :confused_face(1):

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Originally Posted by Redcarmoose View Post

This is the 7th post of the thread.:D       Did you read the whole thread? All 14,000 posts, it's all there.



That's one hell of a list. To play devil's advocate, long lists can be overwhealming. What might be helpful for someone new would be something like: If you were going to recommend a handful of albums to buy, what are your 5 or 10 or even 20 most essential "desert island" albums? But, I don't know?


The original post indcated "Mark" wanted to compile a demo list for auditioning HP's. I will say this, when I go to meet and want some Audiophile metal, I might typcially bring:



Opeth-Blackwater Park or Ghost Reveries-GR is my personal favorite

Some representation of BM: Agalloch, Immortal or Marduk, DSO, Blut Aus Nord, WITR, etc. Something genre shifting...post blah, blah, blah

I like Melodic DM for a meet because it covers a few bases-Amon Amarth and Dark Tranquility or no brainers for me

I like post metal-I like Isis, Pelican, last year's Russian Circles is really good-not quite metal

mabye something symphonic w/ female vocals-Therion, Nightwish, The Gathering, etc.

Kreator's Phantom Antichrist (most recent release)

Flame me-but I find Deftones recent albums well recorded-also covers "rock" for auditioning.

Some kind of Doom to listen to something w/ some heavy bass-YOB, Electric Wizard, Palebearer, or maybe whatever was released recently that I like

Steven Wilson-Raven Sang.... (not metal, but close enough for me-also good for general rock genres)

I probably wouldn't bring Metalica or Slayer-but for someone that wanted to bring something beloved and familiar, MOP, RTL and Reign in Blood


For a meet situation, I find less is more. Just something from a few favorite genres that represent the style well. And, something you know really well.


The Kreator album is all I need to represent well recorded modern  thrash, one Opeth and one Tool album is all I need to rep prog. Heck, Opeth is cool becuase you can listen to such a vairety of styles in one song! I like bang for buck and even if you don't really like Opeth, one song can cover well recorded extreme vocals, and all manners of prog....accoustic guitar, etc. I could also see bringing something like DEP.


Also for a meet, if you listen to a lot of poorly recorded metal, you might want to bring something you love-some fingers on the blackboard sounding BM-Bathory or whatever-to hear how it sounds on a $ system you are thinking/dreaming about...


But, to audition-it's silly to bring thousands of songs IMO



Sorry if I got off topic, but that's the direction I think Mark may have been going-a handful of albums to demo that represent quality metal. And we each would probably bring different stuff. For whatever reason, I rarely audition w/ 80's classic metal....


Final note-these are not necesarily albums I listen to all the time, not the heaviest certainly or what I would chose to listen to today, but albums I know well and I feel are good for auditioning purposes and cover a lot of bases.

Edited by markm1 - 5/2/14 at 6:23am
post #14273 of 26045
Originally Posted by FLAC Man View Post

does anybody know of other bands than metallica, megadeth, slayer, testament??  


Wow, great way to introduce yourself to the thread. Thanks for that well thought out, comprehensive, wonderfully enlightening list of fantastically superb bands. Now we all have something to listen to other than Metallica, Megadeath, Slayer, and Testament.

WHOA Dazzle Vision especially! I thought I was rocking out listening to Asphyx... Dazzle Vision is next level!

Edited by campj - 5/2/14 at 6:27am
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Winger, why does no one recommend Winger??? 























.../sarcasm off

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Here you go:

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My girlfriend loved Kip Winger. She loved David Lee Roth too.tongue.gif
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Originally Posted by vipervick View Post

Winger, why does no one recommend Winger??? 

.../sarcasm off

I'm an unashamed glam fan, although my favourite is skid row \m/
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Originally Posted by ferday View Post

I'm an unashamed glam fan, although my favourite is skid row \m/

Slave to the Grind!


Edited by markm1 - 5/2/14 at 8:46am
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never could stand Dream Theater, the vocalist absolutely ruins it.

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Originally Posted by BLACKENEDPLAGUE View Post

never could stand Dream Theater, the vocalist absolutely ruins it.

Totally agree. I've never understood why they are so highly regarded. I can't make it through 10 minutes of an album. The vocalist is terrible and the writing is just meh at best.

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